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About Us:

Free software is software that gives the user freedom to run, study modify and share/redistribute copies of Software.To use free software is to make a political and ethical choice asserting the right to learn, and share what we learn with others. With Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.This is in contrast to proprietary software, where the software is under restrictive copyright licensing and the source code is usually hidden from the users.


GRIET Free Software Wing, vision is to support the philosophy of FOSS, and encourages students and faculty to use open source software wherever applicable. It aims to train the students on open source Software, widely used in industry. Encourage Faculty the usage of FOSS material and software in Teaching/Learning process.


FSW is a platform where there is a wide scope of Learning and contribution to the free and open source community. Planned activities can lead to improvement in Teaching/Learning process. Active participation by students enable internships, design and develop innovative projects. Active participation by faculty can result in new spoken tutorial sessions or workshops design.

  • Organize Guest Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Hands-on Sessions to students/faculty.
  • The events can be customized to each branch of Engineering.
  • Certifications through Spoken Tutorials.
  • Organize Sessions with Hands-on in collaboration with IIT Bombay, Spoken Tutorials, Industries that inclines to the philosophy of FOSS.
  • Organize Events on Emerging Technologies.
  • Provide internships to students good at FOSS.
Faculty Coordinator Of Free Software Wing:
Dr. Ravikiran K, Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology
S.No Name of the Member and Designation Branch Position
1 Dr. Ravikiran K, Associate Professor IT Chairman
2 V. Srinivas,   Assistant Professor CSE Member
3 P. Prasanth Kumar,   Assistant Professor EEE Member
4 Dr. K Meenakshi,   Assistant Professor ECE Member
5 K. Ratnababu,   Assistant Professor MECH Member
6 Neeraj Sharma, Assistant Professor AIML Member
Student Coordinators and Members

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